The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done Kindle Edition
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Revered management thinker Peter F. Drucker is our trusted guide in this thoughtful, day-by-day companion that offers his penetrating and practical wisdom. Amid the multiple pressures of our daily work lives, The Daily Drucker provides the inspiration and advice to meet the many challenges we face. With his trademark clarity, vision, and humanity, Drucker sets out his ideas on a broad swath of key topics, from time management, to innovation, to outsourcing, providing useful insights for each day of the year.
These 366 daily readings have been harvested from Drucker's lifetime of work. At the bottom of each page, the reader will find an action point that spells out exactly how to put Drucker's ideas into practice. It is as if the wisest and most action-oriented management consultant in the world is in the room, offering his timeless gems of advice. The Daily Drucker is for anyone who seeks to understand and put to use Drucker's powerful words and ideas.--USA Today --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- Publication Date : October 13, 2009
- File Size : 732 KB
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)
- Print Length : 448 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0060742445
- ASIN : B000FC2MEU
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #130,070 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What I love about this book is that it's day-by-day and the readings are short enough to fit into my day and offer actionable insights. It is very thoughtful and offers sound advice that everyone should take! A great gift for a college grad, or if you're interested in expanding your business know how!
This book offers 366 excerpts of his best thoughts. Every page should be read, meditated, and implemented. It should be read everyday.
The book covers the practice of management and business leadership. The book is not technical. You do not need a business education or background to understand it.
The book is a joy to read for those who seek business knowledge in its highest form. If you are going to buy only one Drucker book, then buy this one as it contains his best collections.
Here are some of the exerpts:
"People decisions are the ultimate-perhaps the only- control of an organization. People determine the performance capacity of an organization. No organization can do better than the people it has."
"What motivates knowledge workers is what motivates volunteers...They need, above all, challenges".
"Every organization neeeds one core competence: innovation".
"Innovating organizations spend neither time nor resources on defending yesterday. Systematic abandonment of yesterday alone can free the resources, and especially the scarcest resource of them all, capable people...".
"It is precisely because the unexpected jolts us out of our preconceived notions, our assumptions, our certainties, that it is such a fertile source of innovation".
"If something fails depiste being carefully planned, carefuly designed, and conscientiously executed, that failure often bespeaks underlying change".
"The only sound way to price is to start out with what the market is willing to pay and design [products and services] to that price specification".
"Effective executives build on strengths-theirs and others. They do not build on weaknesses. ".
"the one person to distrust is the one who never makes a mistake...Either he is a phony, or he stays with the safe, the tried, and the trivial. The better a person is, the more mistakes he will make..".
"It takes far less energy to move from first rate perforance to excellence than it does to move from incompetence to mediocrity".
"No one can expect to live very long without experiencing a serious setback in one's life or in one's work".
This book is a compilation of his life's work, put together in a "daily devotional" type book. For each day of the year (366 entries to account for leap years) there is a single page entry. That entry contains 2-4 paragraphs from one of his many books and ends with an action point for the day.
If you've never read any of his books and are looking for a great introduction to his work, or if you would like to have one small bit of his insight packaged to read each day, this is a great book for you.
If you've read other of his books, you will know the power of his ideas and writing, and I'm sure will have already determined how useful this could be for you.
One of the best management books.
Top reviews from other countries
Thoughful, inspiring, succint yet with deep insights.
Total genius from cover to cover.
Simply the best.